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Plastic material and Product testing-Kiyo R&D Center and Laboratory

Comprehensive Plastic Material and Product Testing at Kiyo R&D Center and Laboratory


Plastic materials are integral to numerous industries, ranging from automotive to consumer goods. Ensuring their quality and performance is crucial for safety, efficiency, and compliance. At Kiyo R&D Center and Laboratory, we offer comprehensive plastic material and product testing services that adhere to both national and international standards. Our advanced testing technologies and expert personnel guarantee that your polymeric materials meet the highest standards.

Plastic material and Product testing-Kiyo R&D Center and Laboratory

Hardness Property Test

Durometer Hardness
We measure the hardness of various materials, including vulcanized rubber, thermoplastic elastomers, and plastics, using the Durometer scale. Flexible plastics are tested with Shore A, while hard plastics use Shore D. For softer materials like foams, we use Shore OO and Asker C scales.

– ASTM D2240 – Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Durometer Hardness
– JIS K7215 – Testing Methods for Hardness of Plastics
– ISO 868 – Plastics and Ebonite—Determination of Indentation Hardness by Means of a Durometer (Shore Hardness)
– IS 13360 P5 – Determination of Hardness

Rockwell Hardness
We determine the Rockwell hardness of plastics to assess their resistance to indentation.

– ASTM D785 – Standard Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
– JIS K7202 – Testing Method for Rockwell Hardness of Plastics
– ISO 2039 – Plastics—Determination of Hardness
– IS 13360 P5 – Determination of Hardness

Stress-Strain Property Test

Tensile Properties
Our tensile tests provide essential data for engineering design, such as tensile strength, elongation, and modulus of elasticity.

– ASTM D638 – Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
– ISO 527 – Plastics—Determination of Tensile Properties
– JIS K7161 – Testing Methods for Tensile Properties of Plastics
– IS 13360 – Determination of Tensile Properties

Compressive Strength
We measure the compressive strength of plastics to ensure they meet required performance standards.

– ISO 604 – Plastics—Determination of Compressive Properties

Young’s Modulus
Our tests determine the Young’s modulus to evaluate the stiffness of plastic materials.

Impact Property Test

Izod Impact Strength
We measure the impact resistance of plastics using the Izod impact test.

– ASTM D256 – Standard Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics
– ISO 180 – Plastics—Determination of Izod Impact Strength
– JIS K7110 – Testing Method for Izod Impact Properties of Plastics
– IS 13360 P5 – Determination of Izod Impact Strength

Charpy Impact Strength
The Charpy test assesses the energy absorbed by a material during fracture.

– ASTM D6110 – Standard Test Method for Determining the Charpy Impact Resistance of Notched Specimens of Plastics
– ISO 179 – Plastics—Determination of Charpy Impact Properties
– JIS K7111 – Testing Method for Charpy Impact Properties of Plastics
– IS 13360 P5 – Determination of Charpy Impact Strength

Flexural Property Test

Flexural Strength and Modulus
We determine the flexural properties of plastics, essential for quality control and material specification.

– ASTM D790 – Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
– ISO 178 – Plastics—Determination of Flexural Properties
– JIS K7171 – Testing Method for Flexural Properties of Plastics
– IS 13360 P5 – Determination of Flexural Strength

Material Property Test

Density and Specific Gravity
Our tests measure the density and specific gravity of plastics to verify material quality.

– ASTM D792 – Standard Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
– ISO 1183 – Plastics—Methods for Determining the Density and Specific Gravity of Plastics
– IS 13360 P3 – Determination of Density and Specific Gravity
– JIS K7112 – Testing Method for Density and Specific Gravity of Plastics

Melting Point
We determine the melting point of plastics using capillary tube methods.

– ISO 3146 – Plastics—Determination of Melting Behavior (Melting Temperature or Melting Range) of Semi-Crystalline Polymers by Capillary Tube and Polarizing Microscopy Methods
– IS 13360 P6 – Determination of Melting Point

Weathering Behaviour Test

Accelerated Weathering
We use xenon and fluorescent UV lamps to simulate and accelerate weathering effects, monitoring changes in mechanical properties and appearance.

– ASTM G154 – Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
– ASTM G155 – Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
– ISO 4892 – Plastics—Methods of Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources

We assess the biodegradability of plastic materials to ensure environmental compliance.

Flammability Properties Test

Rate and Extent of Burning
We evaluate the flammability of plastics, crucial for safety and regulatory compliance.

– ASTM D635 – Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position
– UL94 – Standard for Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances
– ISO 3795 – Road Vehicles, and Tractors and Machinery for Agriculture and Forestry—Determination of Burning Behaviour of Interior Materials
– IS 15061 – Determination of Flammability Properties
– FMVSS 302 – Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for Flammability of Interior Materials
– MS 300-08 – Flammability Testing for Plastic Materials

Chemical Analysis Test

Moisture Content
Using Karl Fischer Titration, we determine the moisture content in plastics.

Filler Content and Carbon Black
We quantify filler and carbon black content for quality control.

Standard for Carbon Black:
– ASTM D1603 – Standard Test Method for Carbon Black Content in Olefin Plastics

Thermal Property Test

Low Temperature Brittleness
Our tests determine the brittleness of plastics at low temperatures.

– ASTM D746 – Standard Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastics and Elastomers by Impact
– ISO 974 – Plastics—Determination of Brittleness Temperature by Impact
– IS 13360 P6 – Determination of Brittleness Temperature

Temperature Property Test

Fogging Resistance
We measure the tendency of plastics to volatilize substances that condense on surfaces, critical for automotive applications.

Chemical Property Test

Chemical Resistance
We evaluate the resistance of plastics to various chemicals, ensuring durability and performance.

– ASTM D543 – Standard Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents
– ISO 175 – Plastics—Methods of Test for the Determination of the Effects of Immersion in Liquid Chemicals

Water Absorption
Our tests measure the water absorption properties of plastics.

– ASTM D570 – Standard Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics
– ISO 62 – Plastics—Determination of Water Absorption
– IS 13360 P8 – Determination of Water Absorption
– JIS K7209 – Testing Method for Water Absorption of Plastics

Melting Property Test

Melt Flow Rate and Index
We assess the flow rate of polymers, indicating material uniformity.

– ASTM D1238 – Standard Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
– ISO 1133 – Plastics—Determination of the Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) and Melt Volume-Flow Rate (MVR) of Thermoplastics
– JIS K7210 – Testing Method for Melt Flow Rate of Plastics
– IS 13360 P4 – Determination of Melt Flow Rate

Deflection Property Test

Vicat Softening Temperature
We determine the temperature at which plastics soften under load.

– ASTM D1525 – Standard Test Method for Vicat Softening Temperature of Plastics
– ISO 306 – Plastics—Thermoplastic Materials—Determination of Vicat Softening Temperature (VST)
– IS 13360 P6 – Determination of Vicat Softening Temperature
– JIS K7206 – Testing Method for Vicat Softening Temperature of Plastics

Deflection Temperature
Our tests measure the deflection temperature of plastics under specific conditions.

– ASTM D648 – Standard Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position
– ISO 75 – Plastics—Determination of Temperature of Deflection Under Load
– JIS K7191 – Testing Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics
– IS 13360 P6 – Determination of Deflection Temperature

Analytical Test

We identify polymers using infrared spectrophotometry.

– ASTM D3677 – Standard Test Methods for Rubber—Identification by Infrared Spectrophotometry
– ASTM E1252 – Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis

Thermogravimetric analysis determines the composition and thermal stability of plastics.

– ASTM E1131 – Standard Test Method for Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry
– ISO 11358 – Plastics—Thermogravimetry (TG) of Polymers—General Principles
– JIS K7120 – General Rules for Thermogravimetric Analysis of Plastics

Differential scanning calorimetry measures transition temperatures and thermal properties.

– ASTM D3418 – Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry
– ISO 11357 – Plastics—Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
– ASTM D3895 – Standard Test Method for Oxidative-Induction Time of Polyolefins by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Optical Test

Color and Yellowness Index
We measure the appearance properties of plastics, essential for consumer and automotive products.

Haze and Transmission
Our tests assess the transparency and haze of plastic materials.

Electrical Tests

Volume and Surface Resistivity
We evaluate the electrical resistivity of composite materials.

– ASTM D257 – Standard Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials

Dielectric Properties
We measure the dielectric constant and dissipation factor, as well as the dielectric strength of composites.

– ASTM D150 – Standard Test Methods for AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation
– ASTM D149 – Standard Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies

Plastic material and Product testing-Kiyo R&D Center and Laboratory


At Kiyo R&D Center and Laboratory, we are dedicated to providing the highest standards of plastic material and product testing. Our services offer reliable data to advance your product development, assure compliance, and succeed in the market. Contact us for more information on our comprehensive testing capabilities and how we can support your needs in plastic material and product testing.


What types of plastic materials do you test?

We test a wide range of plastic materials, including vulcanized rubber, thermoplastic elastomers, cellular materials, elastomeric materials, gel-like materials, and standard plastics used in various industries such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, and consumer goods.

What standards do you adhere to for plastic material and product testing?

We adhere to various national and international standards including ASTM, ISO, JIS, IS, and UL. Each test we conduct is compliant with these standards to ensure accurate and reliable results.

How do you measure the hardness of plastic materials?

We measure the hardness of plastic materials using different scales and methods, such as the Durometer scale (Shore A for flexible plastics, Shore D for hard plastics, Shore OO and Asker C for softer materials) and Rockwell hardness tests. These tests are performed according to standards like ASTM D2240, JIS K7215, ISO 868, and ASTM D785.